Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in the past 24 hours.
It brings the total number of cases on the island of Ireland to 50, with 16 patients in Northern Ireland and 34 in the Republic.
Two of the newly-diagnosed cases are in the west of the country. They are a male and female who had close contact with a confirmed coronavirus patient.
The Department of Health has announced that five of the new cases were contracted as a result of travel to a region affected by COVID-19. They are three males in the south and one male and one female in the east.
A female in the south had also had confirmed contact with someone recently diagnosed with the virus.
Two healthcare workers have also been diagnosed. One man in the south of Ireland contracted the virus through “hospital transmission” while it is believed that a woman in the east was affected in the same way.
Today’s update marks the highest number of diagnoses in one day in Ireland.
Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said that almost 1,800 tests have been conducted in Ireland up to Sunday.